Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

In El Chapo's state, people see little change with verdict

U.S. officials are hailing the conviction of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as a victory for the Mexican people, but in the drug lord's home state of Sinaloa, cradle to his powerful cartel, many residents say they don't expect violence and trafficking to abate.

As news that the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin will likely spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison headlined Wednesday's newspapers in the state capital of Culiacan, most people took it in stride — though Guzman's family members in the mountains were said to be angered by the verdict.

"For the crimes he committed, life in prison seems pretty fair. ... I mean, it's not going to end the problem of...

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